A protein that helps keep the heart pumping

first_img @meggophone By Megan Thielking Feb. 9, 2016 Reprints [email protected] Our hearts are constantly pumping blood, and the human body naturally regulates that activity to make sure the same amount of blood flows in and out. Now, scientists have figured out the role a protein called titin plays in that regulatory process. Here’s what lead researcher Pieter de Tombe of Loyola said about the findings, published in PNAS.How is the amount of blood going in and out of the heart regulated?The amount it pumps varies a lot, between me talking to you and me going on a treadmill, and that amount is determined by a regulatory mechanism. But when that regulatory mechanism is broken, the pressure in your heart builds up. Then the pressure in your lungs builds up, your lungs fill with fluid, and that becomes congestive heart failure. What’s the application of that finding?We don’t know exactly what the protein is, but we know that there’s a protein that’s being pulled on as titin is stretched. That’s the smoking gun to figure out what protein is the last step of this regulation — so we could target that protein to improve the length of it and bring the heart back to normal.For more Lab Chats, subscribe to the free Morning Rounds newsletter. News Editor Tags heart diseaseheart failuremedical research Megan Thielkingcenter_img About the Author Reprints And what did you figure out about that regulatory mechanism? If the muscle is a rubber band and you stretch it, it requires a force to do the stretching. … The elasticity of the [heart] muscle is really determined by a protein, titin. In heart failure, the titin is less stiff and becomes a bigger protein. In normal rat hearts with stiff titin, when we pull on the titin, we see some proteins in the heart muscle move to regulate the strength of the heart’s pump. In rats with short titin, we didn’t see it move.advertisement Nearly 80 percent of heart attacks in US are never diagnosed Related: A protein called titin plays a key role in keeping the heart pumping. Hulton Archive/Getty Images Lab ChatA protein that helps keep the heart pumping last_img read more

Pelosi’s drug pricing plan could wipe out some key funding for low-income hospitals

first_img @NicholasFlorko Pelosi’s drug pricing plan could wipe out some key funding for low-income hospitals What is it? GET STARTED Nicholas Florko Log In | Learn More Adobe By Nicholas Florko Sept. 30, 2019 Reprints STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. What’s included?center_img Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. Washington Correspondent Nicholas Florko reports on the the intersection of politics and health policy. He is the author the newsletter “D.C. Diagnosis.” WASHINGTON — A 60-word provision tucked into Nancy Pelosi’s signature drug pricing plan could wreak havoc on hospitals that serve the poor.The provision deals with a federal drug discount program known as 340B that lets some hospitals and clinics buy medicines at a deep discount. When they’re reimbursed for the drugs at a higher price by Medicare or other insurers, they pocket the difference to help cover charity care, counseling services, and other costs.  Tags Congressdrug pricinghospitalspolicySTAT+ Unlock this article — plus daily intelligence on Capitol Hill and the life sciences industry — by subscribing to STAT+. First 30 days free. GET STARTED Politics [email protected] About the Author Reprintslast_img read more

TDAM introduces two currency-neutral funds

first_img IG Wealth amends product shelf Tessie Sanci Share this article and your comments with peers on social media No unanimity in global regulatory reform, IFIC report finds rabbit/123RF Related news Toronto-based TD Asset Management Inc. (TDAM) has launched two currency-neutral funds on Tuesday that seek to provide clients with foreign equity exposure while minimizing the impact that currency fluctuations can have on those investments. Epoch Global Shareholder Yield Currency Neutral Fund is meant to deliver regular income through exposure to dividend-paying equity securities and other income-producing instruments from around the world while TD U.S. Low Volatility Currency Neutral Fund looks to develop long-term capital appreciation through exposure to U.S.-based issuers. “These new solutions offer investors access to two of our most popular U.S. and global equity strategies, with less worry of how currency fluctuations will affect their returns,” says Tim Wiggan, CEO of TDAM, in a statement. “Our hedging strategies can help reduce the risk associated with foreign currency exposure, which can benefit investors, particularly when the Canadian dollar appreciates versus the U.S. dollar or other foreign currencies.” Photo copyright: rabbit/123RF Keywords Mutual fundsCompanies TD Asset Management Inc. Franklin Templeton launches new real asset fund Purpose looks to fill retirement income gap with longevity fund Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

After pandemic’s liquidity storm, possible fund reform

first_img Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Keywords Coronavirus,  Pandemics,  Investment funds,  Money market funds,  Regulatory reformCompanies European Securities and Markets Authority, Financial Conduct Authority Further, policymakers are contemplating whether lessons learned in the midst of that market stress should be met with rule changes.On March 26, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) launched a consultation on potential reforms to money market fund regulation in the European Union (EU).The ESMA said that it will review the stress experienced by money market funds during the onset of the Covid-19 crisis in March 2020, and consider whether the episode warrants regulatory changes.Among other things, the consultation will consider possible reforms to liquidity buffers, valuation rules, and whether fund managers should be required to use certain liquidity management tools.The ESMA also said that it will gather feedback on other potential changes linked to credit ratings, disclosure and stress testing.“The Covid-19 crisis has been challenging for money market funds,” said Steven Maijoor, chair of the ESMA, in a release.Maijoor noted that a number of funds “faced significant liquidity issues” last March amid large redemption demands, and there was also a “severe deterioration in the liquidity of money market instruments.”At the same time, the Bank of England and the U.K.’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published the results of a joint survey of open-ended investment funds, which examined their response to the financial market stress in March 2020.That survey found that fund managers took divergent approaches to using the liquidity management tools at their disposal to deal with the market stress.For example, “There were significant differences in how similar funds facing similar flows applied swing pricing.”It also reported that most corporate bond fund managers “appeared to overestimate the liquidity of their holdings, and for some funds were particularly overoptimistic. Some categorized most of their holdings as liquid under almost all market conditions, which did not appear realistic on the basis of their exposure to less liquid assets.”Additionally, the report said that funds that were predominantly held by institutional investors suffered “much larger” outflows during the market stress than funds that were largely retail.“This provides an initial indication that professional investors may react more quickly in stress,” it said.While the U.K. report documented the experience of funds during the crisis, it doesn’t make any reform recommendations based on those findings.The ESMA’s consultation will run until June 30. It expects to publish the results of its review in the second half of 2021. Related news With Covid-19-related stress in financial markets subsiding, regulators are turning their minds to possible reforms.Recently, banking regulators in both Canada and the U.S. announced the withdrawal of emergency measures that were introduced in response to financial market disruption last spring. Regulators must avert looming irrelevance: IAP James Langton changes ahead sign iStock.com / gerenme MFDA seeks to speed up account transfers Share this article and your comments with peers on social media OSC seeks market structure expertiselast_img read more

Inner City Youths Grateful for Second Chance

first_imgRelatedInner City Youths Grateful for Second Chance FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail For many young men and women in the inner cities across the country, a second chance is all they need to make a difference in their lives and others.Some 65 participants, including one female, who graduated recently from the Citizen Security and Justice Programme (CSJP), have been given that second chance that could change their lives forever.An elated Daniel Barnes, in his testimonial, is lost for words as he shares what the journey was like. He explains that he could not have done it without the guidance of the administrators.“I could not have done it without the help of my teachers…I am so overwhelmed, I can now walk out in the world and feel positive. I want to thank the CSJP for organising this, so that the youths can have a second chance,” he tells JIS News.The part time programme, initiated in September 2001, draws on young men from 15 inner-city communities in Kingston and St. Andrew and enrolls them in a comprehensive welding course, along with remedial courses in Mathematics and English, and classes that include conflict resolution, entrepreneurial skills and data operations.Daniel reminisces about his past, describing it as a tumultuous journey, and encourages other youths to take charge of their future.“I reach so far.somewhere I never thought I could get to. I want to say to the youths in the inner-city that this is serious. We must know ourselves. It looks weary at this moment, but you must do what you have to do to get there. Get up and get started,” he urges.Daniel is clear about what he wants for himself, and has ideas of what the young men and women of Jamaica need.“The country needs lots of father figure…because it is due to the lack of father figure, why a lot of violence happens in the inner city. The youths need a father figure around them and I feel proud of myself that I am stepping away from violence and now I am a crime free man,” Daniel asserts.Permanent Secretary in the Ministry National Security, Mayor Richard Reese (right), has words of encouragement for graduate, Daniel Barnes, at the recent Citizen Security and Justice Programme (CSJP) graduation ceremony. Administrator for the CSJP, Mrs. Sarah Newland-Martin, is at centre.Another participant, Carlington Dinnal, is quite ecstatic about his achievement and during his testimony, shared how much the programme has done for him.“The programme has done a good thing for me, because it took me off the streets and is helping me to understand life. If it wasn’t for the programme, I don’t know where I would be heading right now,” he tells JIS News.Carlington is calling on other organisations to partner with the CSJP programme in creating more opportunities for youths.“I am asking other organisations to partner with the CSJP, as it will help many more inner-city youths. I remember how my teachers here helped me to overcome a difficulty I once had. So, I am grateful because it felt good to know that I had someone to share my problems with,” he says, while encouraging youths to make use of every opportunity they have.Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of National Security, Major Richard Reese, in congratulating the graduates, challenged them to be agents of change in their communities.“The Government stands committed to initiatives such as these as we strive to create a better standard of life. Use the tool of empowerment to enhance your standard of living; you have come this far through grit and determinations, so return to your communities as agents of change. These are tough times, but you must all use the skills passed on to you to help alleviate some of the conditions that you reside under,” he implored.He also encouraged the graduates to take advantage of the technology in advertising their skills. “Graduates must play their part in their own development. This is the age of technology, so take advantage of it by using that medium to advertise your skills. Establish joint ventures and utilise the loan facilities that the Government has set up,” he urged.Major Reese further called on parents to create an environment for positive growth, and challenged them to be role models for their children.“Parents and mentors have a role to play, because many of the young people today lack guidance and it is incumbent on each of us that we must be positive role models for these young men. Let us lead by example. Be there for them in a loving and caring ways,” he pleads.Some 40 graduates will be embarking on Level Two with the Operation Friendship Programme. Operation Friendship is a non-governmental organization, providing inner-city youths with skills training and remedial education in Mathematics and English. The remaining 25 graduates will continue receiving instructions in remedial Mathematics and English, as they seek to meet the entry requirement for Level Two. 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City of Vancouver to hold listening sessions on racial justice issues

first_imgCity of Vancouver to hold listening sessions on racial justice issuesPosted by Chris BrownDate: Tuesday, June 9, 2020in: Newsshare 0 Vancouver Police will also resume discussions on use of force and body cameras for officersVANCOUVER — With protests continuing across the country in the wake of the in-custody killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, the city of Vancouver wants to hear from its black community.As many as 1,500 cars took part in a Drive for Black Lives event in Vancouver on Saturday. Photo courtesy NAACP Vancouver/FacebookAs many as 1,500 cars took part in a Drive for Black Lives event in Vancouver on Saturday. Photo courtesy NAACP Vancouver/Facebook“Last week, the leadership team and I shared a message with all of our employees about our commitment, not only to fight against racism in our organization, through our official capacities,” said City Manager Eric Holmes at the council’s virtual meeting on Monday, “but also to use our influence in the community to do the same.”Vancouver Mayor Anne McEnrney-Ogle said the city will work “directly with organizations that carry the voice of communities of color in our city as well as general listening sessions open to all citizens.”The effort at dialogue comes following protests that have drawn thousands to downtown Portland for the past week and a half. On Saturday, as many as 1,500 vehicles lined the streets of Vancouver for a Drive for Black Lives event led by the local chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).“We have a lot to learn,” said Councilor Laurie Lebowsky, who participated in the drive. “This experience of people of color in our country is nothing new.”The protests following Floyd’s death have popped up worldwide, including Vancouver. Despite some threats of violence, however, Vancouver’s protests have remained peaceful.“I think that having that many folks show up and have a peaceful protest is what it’s all about,” added Bart Hansen, who also participated on Saturday. “I remember not too long ago, when we did have some activity in downtown Vancouver and it was not so peaceful.”Lebowsky said she had spoken with many members of the community in recent days, including one African American woman who said she felt unsafe walking by herself in her own neighborhood.“I can go out and walk just about any time, except maybe as a female at night,” Lebowsky said. “But I have privilege where I don’t have to think about that sort of thing.”“This seems to have shaken our community, our country to the core,” added Linda Glover, the mayor pro tem. “ To see so many young people united was very, I think, affirming to me that this is going to be different.”Vancouver City Council will help facilitate a series of community listening sessions in the wake of racial unrest. File photo by Mike SchultzVancouver City Council will help facilitate a series of community listening sessions in the wake of racial unrest. File photo by Mike SchultzHolmes noted that numerous city employees had approached him with the idea of starting a dialogue over race and prejudice.“This statement and commitment from the leadership team was truly the team coming together,” said Holmes, “and not one person saying, ‘Come on, come on, come on, come on,’ and dragging others along.”On its website, Vancouver Police have responded to demands made as part of the 8 Can’t Wait initiative, a nationwide effort to overhaul the way police departments function.Holmes added that the department anticipates receiving a draft version of a report done through the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) into VPD’s use of force policy. That assessment was requested following a series of officer-involved shootings in early 2019, several of which involved black men.PERF is also working to set up a series of community forums to go over the analysis, and any recommendations.“Depending on what those actual findings are — because we don’t know until we see the report — (we will) develop a work program with a start from the council,” said Holmes.Another element of the 2019 use of force review included analysis of the potential costs and benefits of body-worn cameras for law enforcement. Holmes said the city was approximately 40 percent through a work program on that before the pandemic hit.With the Stronger Vancouver initiative indefinitely shelved, resources will be put back into the body cam analysis.“And I think there’s probably an opportunity, in the context of these listening sessions, to pose some questions, particularly to communities of color, about a body worn camera program,” added Holmes.Dates for the community forums have yet to be announced, and details still need to be worked out regarding how they can be held in light of the social distancing rules.The council is scheduled to take time in their upcoming June 20 meeting to hear from local black community leaders, in order to determine the best focus for the effort.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTags:Clark CountyLatestVancouvershare 0 Previous : Journey Theater nominated for nine area awards in unique time Next : Woodland Public Schools thanks retiring employees for their decades of service to public educationAdvertisementThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

CU-Boulder Initiates 62 Students Into Phi Beta Kappa Society

first_img Published: Feb. 11, 2001 Editors: Please note students from your local community. Students are listed by hometown. The University of Colorado at Boulder initiated 90 students from the College of Arts and Sciences into the Phi Beta Kappa honorary organization in December. Most of the students are from Colorado. Phi Beta Kappa Society initiates at the University of Colorado at Boulder generally comprise the top 6 percent of graduates receiving degrees in the liberal arts each semester. The society is allowed to accept up to the top 10 percent of graduating seniors who meet all requirements. Members must maintain a minimum grade-point average of 3.65 and have completed 100 credit hours of course work. CU-Boulder’s Phi Beta Kappa Society, formally known as the Alpha Chapter, was chartered in 1904 as the first Phi Beta Kappa chapter in Colorado. There are only three other chapters in Colorado at the University of Denver, Colorado State University and Colorado College. Phi Beta Kappa was founded in 1776 at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va., and has 250 chapters nationwide, which annually combine to initiate 15,000 of the graduating elite. Following are the CU-Boulder 2000 fall semester initiates from Colorado: Aspen: Andrew Ernemann Aurora: Jessica Bieda, Jennifer Greene Boulder: Jason Arentz, Tara Borger, Debra Davey, Kelli Davis, Jason Friedrich, Tara Kotliar, Emily Lee, Elyse Manteris, Jennifer Massey, Daemian McGill, Romona Mukherjee, Robert Rothberg, Tim Schumacher, Anna Welch, Stephanie Willen, Mi Yan Broomfield: Matthew Knuesel, Rebecca Prull, Dean Springer, Marcia Wojciechowski Castle Rock: Matthew Slaby Colorado Springs: Kirsten Culp, Matthew Hall, Kathleen King, Jill Norton, Kristine Thompson, Jack Wilson Denver: Elena Berzon, Maura Conn, Michael Sandoval, Megan Young Edwards: Cassandra Richardson Englewood: Amy Hawes, Jennifer Ley, Lela Mansoori, Christopher Miller, Margot Peters, Jamie Rezmovits, Margaret Waymel Fort Collins: Yihsin Tsai Grand Junction: Darrin Gilman Greenwood Village: Bryan Miller, Jennie Puzio Highlands Ranch: Nicole Handy Lafayette: Alisha Roper Lakewood: Karianne Higgins, Eric Schmidt Littleton: Richard Blaskovich, Cindy Chang, Nicolas Intagliata, Brett Jackson, Christopher Jacobson, Jessica Kenerson, Luke Leman, Alexis Scott, Quinn Stevens, Randall Uttley Longmont: Elias Brandt, Christopher Gaddis, Stephanie Searls Loveland: Matthew Mahlberg Monument: Charles Yoos III Morrison: Andrea Burgess Nederland: Aaron Perry Parker: Brittany Brooks Redcliff: San Guyer Silverthorne: Jennifer Hanan Steamboat Springs: Morgan Skurky-Thomas Superior: Julia Dewire, Kendra Spahr Thornton: Jennifer Kover, Lenox Powell Westminster: Michael White Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

MSMES to Benefit from $439 Million Govt Allocation to Productive Sector

first_imgAdvertisements FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Micro, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises(MSMEs) are to benefit from some $439 million, which the Government has earmarked for fiscal year 2013/14, to facilitate growth and development in the productive sector.Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Anthony Hylton, said that 57 per cent of the funds, allocated through the Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ), are slated for the Credit Enhancement Fund, through which businesses can access loan support.The Minister was addressing a forum on: ‘The IMF Agreement- Implications for Small Business,’ hosted by the Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC) and the University of the West Indies (UWI) Business Centre on April 11, at the Mona School of Business and Management (MSBM). RelatedMSMES to Benefit from $439 Million Govt Allocation to Productive Sector RelatedMSMES to Benefit from $439 Million Govt Allocation to Productive Sectorcenter_img RelatedMSMES to Benefit from $439 Million Govt Allocation to Productive Sector MSMES to Benefit from $439 Million Govt Allocation to Productive Sector CommerceApril 13, 2013last_img read more

Man shot in home invasion robbery

first_imgHomeNewsCrimeMan shot in home invasion robbery Aug. 29, 2016 at 12:08 pmCrimeMan shot in home invasion robberyMatthew Hall5 years ago4th streetaccidentAdelaide Drivecrashcrimehome invasionrobberySanta Monicasanta monica californiasanta monica daily presssanta monica newssanta monica policesaul rodriguezshootingsmpd  Adelaide Drive was home to a pair of serious crimes on Sunday morning as a driver careened off the road and into the canyon followed by an unrelated shooting in a nearby home.The first incident happened at about 1:45 a.m. when a car driving at a high rate of speed left the road and fell down the canyon.According to Santa Monica police Lt. Saul Rodriguez, the car was traveling at up to 90 miles per hour when it hit a wall/gate of a private residence at 4th Street and Adelaide. The car left the road, fell down the canyon, bounced of the roof of a second residence before landing on Entrada.Rodriguez said the car was not part of a police pursuit and there was no evidence of racing at the crash site. He said officers are investigating the cause of the crash and have not ruled out drugs or alcohol as a contributing factor.Witnesses described the driver as a woman and Rodriguez said she was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.  He said no arrest was made at the time of the crash due to a lack of injuries but charges could still be filed pending the outcome of the investigation.A second, unrelated incident occurred at about 6:21 a.m. when a homeowner was shot during a potential home invasion robbery.Rodriguez said a homeowner on the 600 block of the street interrupted a suspected home invasion robbery and was shot once. The suspect fled and the victim was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.According to Rodriguez, the only description of the suspect was a man, in dark clothing, wearing a mask similar to the one used in the movie “Scream.” He said officers are actively investigating the incident but additional details were not yet available.Adelaide is part of Santa Monica and calls originating on the street are handled by the Santa Monica Police Department. In the case of the car crash, because the driver left the road on a Santa Monica Street, the case falls under Santa Monica’s jurisdiction no matter where the car landed. Rodriguez said the home invasion address is entirely within City limits.Anyone with information about either case is encouraged to contact the Santa Monica Police Department at (310) [email protected] :4th streetaccidentAdelaide Drivecrashcrimehome invasionrobberySanta Monicasanta monica californiasanta monica daily presssanta monica newssanta monica policesaul rodriguezshootingsmpdshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentBy the numbers, a look at a bustling Santa Monica districtWine, Dine and Support Westside Family Health Center at Thyme Café and MarketYou Might Also LikeBriefsLos Angeles Sheriff’s deputy accused of destroying evidence of 2019 assaultAssociated Press16 hours agoCrimeCRIME WATCHNewsCrime WatchGuest Author3 days agoCrimeFeaturedKnife-wielding woman arrested during L.A. Councilman’s speechGuest Author4 days agoCrimeCRIME WATCHNewsCrime WatchGuest Author7 days agoFeaturedNewsAfter local teen’s death, parents protest Snapchat’s inaction against drug dealersClara Harter7 days agoCrimeFeaturedHomeless man loses an eye to BB gun assaultGuest Author1 week agolast_img read more

California revisits three-strike life sentences

first_imgHomeFeaturedCalifornia revisits three-strike life sentences Oct. 19, 2018 at 5:00 amFeaturedNewsCalifornia revisits three-strike life sentencesAssociated Press3 years agoapNews DON THOMPSONAssociated PressCalifornia will reconsider life sentences for up to 4,000 nonviolent third-strike criminals by allowing them to seek parole under a ballot measure approved by voters two years ago, according to court documents obtained by The Associated Press on Thursday.The state will craft new regulations by January to include the repeat offenders in early release provisions. Gov. Jerry Brown also will not appeal a court ruling that the state is illegally excluding the nonviolent career criminals from parole under the 2016 ballot measure he championed to reduce the prison population and encourage rehabilitation.The state parole board estimates between 3,000 and 4,000 nonviolent third-strikers could be affected, said corrections department spokeswoman Vicky Waters, “but they would have to go through rigorous public safety screenings and a parole board hearing before any decision is made.”It’s the second such loss for the Democratic governor, who leaves office days after the new rules are due. Another judge ruled in February that the state must consider earlier parole for potentially thousands of sex offenders. The administration is fighting that ruling, which undercuts repeated promises that Brown made to voters to exclude sex offenders from earlier release.Prosecutors are not surprised and warned throughout the Prop. 57 campaign that nonviolent third-strikers would unintentionally fall under the measure’s constitutional amendment, said California District Attorneys Association spokeswoman Jennifer Jacobs.“We expect the same exact thing to happen with regard to sex offenders,” she said. “To fix this they’re going to have to go back to the people for a vote, which can’t even happen for another two years.”Brown will not appeal last month’s ruling by a three-judge appellate panel in the Second Appellate District in a Los Angeles County case that third-strikers must be included under Proposition 57’s constitutional amendment. It requires parole consideration for “any person convicted of a nonviolent felony offense” regardless of enhancements under California’s three strikes law.“There is no question that the voters who approved Proposition 57 intended (inmates) serving Three Strikes indeterminate sentences to be eligible for early parole consideration,” the appeals court ruled, adding that, “There is strong evidence the voters who approved Proposition 57 sought to provide relief to nonviolent offenders.”Administration lawyers said in a filing in a separate related case that the state “is not seeking review” of the appeals court decision and “is in the process of drafting new emergency regulations in compliance” with the decision by Jan. 5.Michael Romano, director of the Stanford Three Strikes Project, called the administration’s decision to comply “a big deal, a huge deal.”Clients potentially affected by the new decision include inmates serving life terms for stealing a bicycle, possessing less than half a gram of methamphetamine, stealing two bottles of liquor or shoplifting shampoo, he said.“It’s a monumental decision. It’s one of the biggest decisions on sentencing policy in the Brown administration,” said Romano, whose project represented third-strike inmates in several appeals.The ruling doesn’t guarantee any of the offenders will get out of jail. But it allows them to go before the parole board. Romano estimates 4,000 people will be eligible for parole.Nonviolent third-strikers are disproportionately black, disproportionately mentally ill and statistically among the least likely to commit additional crimes, said Romano, who has studied the issue.He cited corrections department data on more than 2,200 nonviolent, non-serious third strikers who were paroled under a 2012 ballot measure that allowed most inmates serving life terms for relatively minor third strikes to ask courts for shorter terms. Less than 11 percent returned to prison by October 2016, the latest data available, he said, compared to nearly 45 percent for other prisoners.Tags :apNewsshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentWalking Tour of Adelaide Drive: A Neighborhood Above It AllChallenge for indicted Republicans: Win re-electionYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall9 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson20 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter20 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor20 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press20 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press20 hours agolast_img read more